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Plymouth PT-50

The Plymouth PT-50 is a pickup truck that was manufactured through 1937.

Plymouth, the division of Chrysler that started in 1928 and was shut down in 2001, was never known for trucks. It built trucks for such a short period, from 1935 to 1942.

The 1937 Plymouth PT-50 half-ton pickup, which cost $525, was by far the most popular 1937 Plymouth truck. Nearly 11,000 were built for the model year. Standard equipment included safety glass all around, a spare wheel nestled in the right front fender, and a six-foot-long pickup box, about four feet wide.

Power for the 1937 Plymouth PT-50 half-ton pickup came from the Plymouth L-head six with 70 horsepower. The three-speed floor-mounted transmission had silent helical gears in second speed.

Options for the 1937 Plymouth PT-50 half-ton pickup included a rear bumper, bumper guards, left-hand spare wheel mount (providing dual sidemounts), right-hand windshield wiper, and chrome windshield frame

Fenders were ordinarily painted black, but could be ordered in the body color. The sedan delivery version cost $140 more than the pickup, and included chrome bumpers front and rear as standard. At that price it was not the hottest seller, accounting for only 3,256 units.